Check How to delete WhatsApp completely

How to delete WhatsApp completely

Looking at Facebook’s history of data leaks and security breaches, many people might not be comfortable enough sharing their WhatsApp data with Facebook.

We have already done a guide on how to start using Signal Private Messenger here and talked about WhatsApp’s new privacy policy in detail here.

Now, Signal has already started seeing a big jump in the total number of downloads on both Android and iOS, But what about WhatsApp? How to get rid of it completely? Whether deleting WhatsApp from your smartphone is sufficient? What about data and other details stored on WhatsApp?

In this how-to guide, will tell you the right method to delete WhatsApp from your smartphone. Read on to know more.

Step 1: Prepare yourself and brace for impact

First up, ensure to take a complete backup of your WhatsApp data such as chats, media and other. Taking chat backup might be a little tricky, but you can simply copy and paste all your WhatsApp photos and videos to PC or cloud.

Inform others that you have switched to Signal or any other messaging app for that matter. That brings us to our third point.

It is obvious that not all of your friend, colleague, family, etc must be ready to make the switch from WhatsApp. So you might lose a few people, groups, etc.

Step 2: Uninstal WhatsApp from your smartphone and delete your account

Merely uninstalling the app from your smartphone won’t solve the problem as this will not delete WhatsApp account and so the data will be there with Facebook or WhatsApp. To right way to do this is to delete the account first and then uninstal the WhatsApp.

How to delete WhatsApp account


Open WhatsApp app on your smartphone


Tap on vertical three-dot(s) from the top right corner


Choose Settings and head to Accounts


Now, tap on Delete my account


Enter your phone number along with country code and tap on Delete my Account button from the bottom of the screen.

That’s it, you can now go ahead and delete WhatsApp from your phone.

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